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Zane and the Hurricane

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In Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick, a 13-year-old boy arrives in New Orleans with his little dog, Bandit, just in time for the arrival of one of the worst hurricanes to ever hit the USA, Hurricane Katrina. Lost in the evacuation, Zane comes face-to-face with disaster and must survive real-life threats that lay ahead.

This Kids Wings Activity Guide Contains:

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
  • Predicting a Scene: Exploring the Cover of the Book as a Word Artist
  • Verbal to Visual
  • Preparing Your Intellectual Tools
  • Dictionary of New Orleans Dialect
  • A two-page Readers' Theater Introduction
  • The Sentence Game, Parts 1-6:
  • The Psycholinguistic Sentence Game Using Complex and Compound Sentences
  • Map Activity, Where in the World Is Louisiana?
  • Vocabulary by Chapters
  • Vocabulary Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Predict-Read-Confirm Chapter Questions with Sentence Summaries
  • Research Projects: Louisiana Hurricanes, Songs of Faith about Storms, Sepsis 
  • Multiple Choice and Short-Answer Chapter Questions
  • Visualizing the Story, Drawing on Comprehension
  • 2 Crossword Puzzles
  • Judging Malvina's Jokes
  • DISASTER! A Jumbled Word Puzzle
  • Zane's Reward, A Fallen Tile Puzzle
  • Summarizing, Multiple Choice: Chapters 18-20
  • Writing Summaries
  • Learning Through Trials, Format for A Five-Paragraph Composition
  • Discussion and Writing Prompts
  • Answer Pages
  • Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game


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